Open house set at UT Veterinary school
Posted: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 8:01 pm
The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine will hold its annual open house April 24 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in Knoxville.
The free event will take place, rain or shine, on the UT agricultural campus, located on Neyland Drive.
Children are encouraged to bring their “injured” stuffed animals to the Teddy Bear Clinic for veterinary students to bandage. Guests will learn about dog bite prevention and tour exhibits featuring small animal medicine, large animal medicine, community organizations and pet rescue centers. The anatomy lab with various skeletons and plastinated specimen are always crowd favorites. Parades of breeds featuring dogs and horses are scheduled throughout the day. Guests can also enjoy learning about various cat breeds and farm animals.
No registration for individuals is necessary. Groups of 15 or more are asked to visit the Web site for further guidelines. People are asked not to bring their pets.
The self-guided tour begins at Hollingsworth Auditorium and continues through the veterinary teaching hospital.
The veterinary open house is held each year to better acquaint the public with veterinary medicine and services provided at the College of Veterinary Medicine, which was established in 1974. Visit www.vet.utk.edu/openhouse for additional information.
One of 28 veterinary colleges in the United States, the UT College of Veterinary Medicine educates students in the art and science of veterinary medicine and related biomedical sciences, promotes scientific research and enhances human and animal well-being.
Published in The Messenger 4.13.10